Inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting. (adjective)
Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or turning point. (adjective)
Extremely important. (adjective)
Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism. (adjective)
Of a patient condition involving unstable vital signs and a prognosis that predicts the condition could worsen; or, a patient condition that requires urgent treatment in an intensive care or critical care medical facility. (adjective)
Likely to go out of control if disturbed, that is, opposite of stable. (adjective)
Of the point (in temperature, reagent concentration etc.) where a nuclear or chemical reaction becomes self-sustaining. (adjective)
A critical value, factor, etc. (noun)
Examples of word critical
[Warburton explained this as "the critical juncture"] How the _critical juncture_ is the _spy o 'the time_ I know not, but I think my own conjecture right.
I am assumming it was the editors here that decided the term critical should be used in the title.
Those who do not, are generally subjects who source their information about the world from heavily censored publications and broadcast media, and may never have heard the term critical thinking.
Although I've used the term critical thinking, I have done so without defining it.
Â‡ The term critical mass is used to refer generally to the minimum amount of something needed to produce a given effect: Â“The town needs a critical mass of industry to attract more business.